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free city bike parking?

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    free city bike parking?

    I've seen these bikes parked anywhere from a day to months at a time without a ticket.

    So, from Kenmore to Packard's corner, on the whole I've concluded that:
    -sidewalk parking is illegal, but depending on circumstances (ie. after the 1st concrete slab on the sidewalk is NO longer boston property at BU), you might be able to get away with short-term parking
    -parking at the end of the street (or right next to crosswalks) where there's just enough space for bike parking is illegal (for not parking in a metered space), but, depending on the meter maid, most of the time you can get away with it
    -parking halfway between two parking meters is illegal, but it's also dependent on the meter maid
    -parking in the space next to a fire hydrant is dangerous (if there's a fire), and illegal, but I've seen people get away with it on short-term parking
    -if you're going to try any of this, your best bet is end-of-the-street parking, on backstreets
    -bike racks are "legal" according to some university parking systems

    I used use bike racks for an entire summer, then tried end-of-the-street parking for 3 weeks and never got a ticket.

    But in any case, all these examples REALLY make me miss owning a motorcycle

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    free city bike parking?

    this guy's at the end of the street, not in a metered spot, but on comm. ave, so I've seen it ticketed before

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    free city bike parking?

    sidewalk (non-boston property)

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    free city bike parking?

    halfway between 2 parking meters (not ticketed this semester)

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    free city bike parking?

    bicycle racks (= free parking, really close to kenmore square/fenway park)

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    free city bike parking?

    short-term sidewalk action (this is ambiguous...I'm sure it would've gotten ticketed or towed)

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    free city bike parking?

    Nope, most people back their bikes up to the bike rack and rest it against the bike rack.

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    free city bike parking?

    A lot of the garages around the city don't charge motorcycles. I parked in various garages when I would commute to school, and I was never charged...

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    free city bike parking?

    Quote Originally Posted by schleppy View Post
    A lot of the garages around the city don't charge motorcycles. I parked in various garages when I would commute to school, and I was never charged...
    but you said in another thread that you sneak out of one of them.

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    free city bike parking?

    Well, I wouldn't call it sneaking if the guys that run the place told me to do it...

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    free city bike parking?

    wish i had a picture of the side walk outside ruggles station at NU... used to be about 30 bikes there everyday on the sidewalk

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    free city bike parking?

    I just put the bike cover on and lock the bottom. No plate, no ticket.
    No access, no tow.
    Usually too much hassle for the authorities so they move on.

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    free city bike parking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luvanicebum View Post
    I just put the bike cover on and lock the bottom. No plate, no ticket.
    No access, no tow.
    Usually too much hassle for the authorities so they move on.
    This isn't always the case. When I talked to a meter maid in the spring, she told me that they're not allowed to ticket a covered bike, because they're not allowed to lift the cover.

    However, when the local maid went on a ticketing spree in May, she tagged the covered bike that was parked right next to mine.

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